Fox News has sunk so low that their hosts have resorted to attacking puppets as Tucker Carlson did on Tuesday night when he threw a tantrum over Sesame Street explaining the Black Lives Matter protests to kids through fan-favorite Elmo.
Mass protests across the nation have been ongoing for days in response to the police killing of George Floyd. Protesters are demanding an end to racial injustice and police brutality.
In an effort to help kids understand what’s going on, Sesame Street character Elmo asked his dad about the protests.
“Across the country, people of color ― especially in the black community ― are being treated unfairly because of how they look, their culture, race, and who they are,” Elmo’s dad Louie told his son, referring to him as Bobby. “What we are seeing is people saying, ‘Enough is enough.’ They want to end racism. On Sesame Street, we all love and respect one another.”
For some reason, this infuriated Carlson, a fan favorite among white nationalists.
Carlson interpreted the explanation by Louie as an attack on America and accused the show of indoctrinating children.
“Got that, Bobby?” Carlson said. “America is a very bad place, and it’s your fault. So no matter what happens, no matter what they do to you when you grow up, you have no right to complain. That’s the message and it starts very young.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Tucker Carlson attacks Elmo pic.twitter.com/KTkycca7SP
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 10, 2020
Of course, that was not the message at all. Clearly, Carlson could have used a show like Sesame Street when he was a child, but he apparently never watched it.
The fact is that white people are treated far better by police than black people. Hell, South Carolina cops bought Burger King for Dylann Roof after arresting him for committing mass murder at a historic black church. Meanwhile, George Floyd gets a knee to the neck and suffocates to death over a bad $20 bill. Eric Garner got strangled to death for selling cigarettes. Trayvon Martin got shot for walking home. And the list goes on and on.
There’s no question that our justice system is broken and calling it out is not an attack on America. Unless, of course, Carlson thinks white supremacy is pro-America.
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